Kamchatka in Comfort


Kamchatka in Comfort

Style: PioneerGroundbreaking tours to unique destinations
Duration: 8 days
Type: GroupTravel with a small group of other travellers

Itinerary

Itinerary

Please contact us if you wish to have any pre tour requirements, accommodation and/or tours.

Day 1: Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Arrive in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon we take part in a shamanic tea ceremony, held by Valery Malakhov, a follower of Kamchatka shamans. During this ceremony we will taste Kamchatka wild plants and traditional teas and listen to the harp and guitar. We return to the hotel after dinner. Overnight at Commander Hotel or similar (D)

Day 2 - Valley of Geysers optional excursion or day at leisure

Today you can take an optional helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley (additional local charge -  see below). Walk along the Uzon Caldera and have lunch in the valley. We return to our hotel in the evening. For those not wanting to take the helicopter ride, you can visit observation points, a museum and historical sights. Alternatively, you can visit an ethnic settlement (additional charges apply). Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (B)

Note: in the case of bad weather, the helicopter tour will not take place. If it is important for you to get to the Geysers Valley during your trip to Kamchatka, we recommend to take some reserve days before or after the tour.

Local cost of the excursion in EUR 630 per person. Please inform us early as possible if you wish to take this excursion. The excursion has to be paid for in cash locally – credit cards are not accepted.

Day 3 – Volcanic Spurs

Today we take an off-road trip to the high plateau, located between Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes, where we walk for approx. 2-3 hours along the volcanic spurs. We ascend camel mountain and admire the beautiful scenery and mountain flowers and see the colonies of ground gophers. We return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (BL)

Day 4 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Pacific Coast and the Black beach

Today we take a city tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Visit the viewing points and learn about the history of Kamchatka in the museums and visit the fish market. Later, we head to the Pacific coast and walk along the famous Khallaktvrsky beach with its black volcanic sand. We then take a swim in the healing waters of the Zelenovskie Ozerki springs before returning to our hotel in the evening. Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (B)

Day 5 - Mutnovsky Volcano and "Small Geysers Valley"

Today we travel through the plateau of Vilyuchinsky and Gorely volcanoes to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano. You will enjoy a guided walk to the Dachny hot springs, called by locals the Small Geysers Valley. En route, visit the Upper Paratunsky hot springs and the Vilyuchinsky waterfall. We return to our hotel in the evening. Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (BL) 

Day 6 – Avacha Bay – Starichkov Island – Paratunka

Today enjoy a boat trip to the Avacha Bay. See the picturesque rocks and Tri Brata (Three Brothers) Island which is considered to be one of the main symbols of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. We also watch the sea birds on Babushkin Kamen (Old Woman’s Stone) Island. We then head to Starichkov Island with the largest sea bird rookery in Kamchatka. If wanted, you can take part in some sea fishing. This afternoon we travel to the resort area of Paratunka with its thermal water pools where it is possible to take a swim. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (BL) 

Day 7 - Malkinsky Hot Springs or optional Kuril Lake Helicopter excursion

Today you can choose to take a helicopter tour to Kuril Lake to observe the bears (additional local charge see below). If you do not wish to go to the lake, we can visit Malkinsky hot springs and swim in the reputedly healing waters. Overnight Commander Hotel or similar (B)

Note: in the case of bad weather, the helicopter tour will not take place. If it is important for you to get to Kuril Lake during your trip to Kamchatka, we recommend to allow for  some reserve days before or after the tour.

Local cost of the excursion in EUR 600 per person. Please inform us early as possible if you wish to take this excursion. The excursion has to be paid for in cash locally – credit cards are not accepted.

Day 8 – Departure

This morning there is time to visit the fish market and to buy souvenirs before you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight (B)

Please note that extra accommodation can be arranged post tour if you wish to extend your stay in Kamchatka

Tour Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions :

Arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 8.

Transport throughout the tour

All accommodation

Services of English-speaking guide / tour leader – see notes in guiding section for more information

Meals as listed (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Entrance fees for sites listed as part of the itinerary

Visa support documentation 

Excluded:

International flights

Any airport taxes

Travel Insurance

Visas (we will provide support documents) 

Optional helicopter excursions on Days 2 and 7 - see dossier for details 

Drinks

Tipping (at discretionary)


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